Amelie lit ‘A la mer’

20 Dec

I have wanted to blog about this for a while but there never seems to be time…

Amelie my daughter, 6, has 2 English parents … I always say that I dreamt of having a French husband and bilingual kiddies running around my Parisian home, and then I met Mr B (half English, half Norwegian), fell head over heals and the rest is history.

I was still determined to give both of my children a head start in languages and with the help of Andre and Nadege, our amazing French nounous, Amelie and Gabriel (now 4) were exposed to French 3 days a week for about 2 years until the time came for them to start school.

I wondered if we would keep the French going (and it hasn’t been easy) but we have…Amelie in particular is keen and picked up a French story book a few weeks ago and insisted that she read it to me.  Initially, I was a bit worried that her phonic awareness of French was not advanced enough but I think you will see from the clip below that I had very little to worry about.  I particularly like the confident manner in which she ends the video!!!

Amelie has only just learned to read in English so I think that her early exposure to French has a lot to do with her accent and seemingly ‘natural’ ability to decode the French sounds.  My head spins if I think about it too much…

I am a very proud mummy and I am sure Amelie would love to hear what you think of her French storytelling. She LOVED being videoed toinght and I am sure there will be more to come!

Thanks in advance for your comments – they will make her day.

Suzi x

 

 

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14 Responses to “Amelie lit ‘A la mer’”

  1. Mme Burguin December 21, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    Oh Wow! Elle a fait une lecture fantastique… Il me tarde que mon fils lise et puisse lui faire concurrence! :)Bravo Amélie! Et c’est vrai, la fin de la vidéo est bien rigolotte! 😛 Chipie! 😀

  2. Steve December 21, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Fantastique! Bravo!

  3. Dom December 21, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Wow! I’m really impressed. Well done to you all!

  4. Alexia B December 22, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Ouah c’est incroyable ! J’aimerais que ma soeur, qui a 15 ans, puisse lire l’anglais aussi bien qu’Amélie lit le français ! Bravo Amélie !

  5. rosanneb December 22, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    One day I want my kids to be able to do that! She seems so confident

  6. Thomas Allison December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Wow – brilliant, just brilliant. T’es fantastique, Amelie!

  7. Suzi Bewell December 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Merci tout le monde – vous etes tous tres sympa.&nbsp;&nbsp;Elle adore lire vos commentaires – c'est vachement motivant! <br />Joyeux Noel a tous Suzi x

  8. kmurtagh January 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Bravo Amélie! C’est chouette 🙂 J’aurais bien aimé pouvoir parler français comme ça à ton âge!

  9. Suzi Bewell January 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Merci c'est gentil Kaylee – did you mum think you were mad when you got your PC? <br />Suzi x

  10. emmaatk January 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Beautiful accent Amelie! Bravo!

  11. kmurtagh January 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    She was just a little confused! My dad then called me to ask what it was! Very amusing. x

  12. kieranjones January 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Very impressed! I wish I was able to read and speak French half as good! 🙂

  13. Suzi Bewell January 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Tu es trop gentil Kieran x

  14. Louise Courtis January 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Fantastic reading Amelie. Both your reading in English and French is excellent. I really like the expression that you use in your voice. All the children in our class really enjoyed listening to the story. You’ll have to teach me some French!(Amelie’s class teacher)

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